BLACKBIRD was engineered to perfection by Taylor Larson (Oceanic Studios / Periphery) and contains 10 individual microphone positions for ultimate mixing flexibility. You have individual microphones f... Click To Read More About This Product
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BLACKBIRD was engineered to perfection by Taylor Larson (Oceanic Studios / Periphery) and contains 10 individual microphone positions for ultimate mixing flexibility. You have individual microphones for kick drum, snares, hi-hats, cymbals, toms and dedicated overhead, room and custom distortion. The user-interface is highly intuitive and flexible – designed for both beginners and pros.
BLACKBIRD is our second library to utilize our new flow-note technology. One of the challenges with normal drum sampling is that elements like hats and cymbals artificially stack upon each other. In reality a cymbal doesn’t stack. It partially mutes when its hit again, while also carrying some sound from the previous hit. BLACKBIRD contains over 37.000 samples and 25.000 lines of custom code taking the playability and realism to the next level.
BLACKBIRD is powered by the powerful Kontakt engine allowing for ultimate flexibility and effective streaming. BLACKBIRD also contains features for advanced users, including ability to choose individual FX pr. microphone position. Ability to send each channel to separate output and remapping tools. The entire user-interface was designed in 3D and is incredible intuitive to use.
But most importantly BLACKBIRD just works. It sounds completely real out of the box and doesn’t take a drum scientist or rocket engineer to operate. The flow-note technology makes everything connect. The mixer allows you to dial in your desired sound in seconds. BLACKBIRD is all about hyper-realistic sound – playability and ease of use.
Hyper Realism & 3D UI
BLACKBIRD is all about hyper realistic drumming. The BLACKBIRD user-interface (UI) was all designed in 3D and built around functionality. The front part of the interface allows you to instantly choose any drum of your choice and adjust its volume, pan, tuning, attack and release just with a few clicks. 8Dio also built in all the presets, so you can go through them with just one click. In addition the front page also allows you to remap the drums, so you can assign the individual drums to any key of your choice – this is great for people with drum controllers.
Mixer & Microphones
BLACKBIRD contains a highly intuitive and flexible mixer page. The mixer allows you to control all the microphone positions (Kick, Snare Top, Snare Bottom , Hats, Rack, Floor, Cymbals, Overheads, Room & Trsh). Each microphone position can be routed to an individual output and each position has its own pan and reverb amount setting. In addition you can adjust FX elements (Spread, EQ, Compression, LOFI) individually for EACH microphone. Its super easy, but really allows you to sculpt your kit to perfection. In addition you can load/unload (purge) any microphone position at any time. BLACKBIRD also comes with a bunch of custom convolution reverbs, which allows you color your kit even more and it all just works. Whether you are a beginner or an expert – you have it all at your finger tips.
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